What if you are one of the very few?

God bless this young woman.


  1. This is indeed heartbreaking, but I think it points to the fact that vaccines do carry risk.

    I know of 2 families, both in the medical profession, who believe their sons developed asberger’s syndrome after their routine childhood disease immunizations. One needs to weigh the risk of the disease with the risk of the vaccine.

  2. The Lorax says:

    I’m decidedly anti-immunization. Then again, I haven’t taken an advil in years, don’t take medication.

  3. Walking out your front door carries risk.

    …about the same risk as getting immunized too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Or…what if you are one of these few?

  5. Well, that would spark a discussion taking us places I just don’t want to go right now.

    Without really doing the math, though, I wonder what the odds are for each.

  6. Libby Wistrom says:

    Oh – sorry to post as Anonymous. I should never blog before coffee.

  7. Lesson learned! I have that problem myself sometimes. I didn’t know if you were trying to be coy…

    The whole thing could be an interesting discussion on risk assessment when it comes to health, but man, am I not up for that.

  8. BkfldVoter says:

    A cousin’s child was severly damaged by DTP. We were told DTaP is much safer, also that the gov’t made the DTP vaccines, have a large fund set aside for those maimed by them, and they determined this was a more cost effective alternative than recalling the DTP vaccines. (Cost effective for whom? It is a benefit from the gov’t perspective, not a positive for families of victims.)

    Regarding H1N1, it strikes me as sinisterly peculiar that the names of the H1N1 victims are not being released. Hard to understand the benefit of the secrecy. Would anyone enlighten me?

  9. Libby Wistrom says:

    HIPPA – BkfldVoter

    On the other side of the coin, my brother was born Profoundly Retarded. Doctors speculate that he contracted the German Measles while in utero (mom was a teacher at the time, and had been exposed via students in her class.)

    People are free to make choices for their own children…but what about the potential effects on others?